Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle from Lidl, Langley Moor, Durham.
A beer that looks like a coke, very dark brown with almost no head and a fair amount of carbonation. The aroma is quite appealing and has some dark malt, pepper and noble hop elements to it. This is a beer that does well in balancing its dark character with the fact it’s obviously a lager. There’s plenty of cocoa and light smoke, as well as crisp, light, clean noble hop flavours. Not the kind of beer I really go for but pretty decent.
comperchris (134) - - MAR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, really surprised how good this was for a Ł1.20 bottle from Lidl.
Pours jet black with a tan head.
Smells of molasses and liquorice, very pleasant.
Taste is sweet caramel and malt, nice and rich treacle.
Amazing for the price.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
artemb (850) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: dark red, almost black, not fully opaque, clear, with dark head.
Aroma: roasted, sweet robusta.
Taste: almost dry with light sweetnness and light hoppy bitternes.
Flavour: roasted and burned, sweet coffee, some spicy and grassy hops.
beeebon (443) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A surprising and very pleasing bargain from Lidl, something from whch I really wasn’t expecting very much at all. From bottle it pours a dark dark brown/red with tan head which lingers. Aroma reminds me of Guinness original but with a bit more going on, toasted malt certainly present along with some dark fruit, dark chocolate and coffee along with a slight over all presence of decent lager. Taste is smooth mild sweet, slightly sticky but nicely roasted bitter on the finish. Overall a really decent buy, I must head back and get some more in!
WingmanWillis (260) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with a thin head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and a little coffee. Taste is coffee, bread, a little coffee on the finish. Nice smooth feel to it. Decent
rozsoma (998) - Győr, HUNGARY - FEB 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Igazi vizes testű halovány árnyék! A legjobb grandmas beans mellé fogyasztva!
DonRygiell (2) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beige head, with small bubbles. Smells like roasted malt/chicory coffee, some hoppy notes. Black, clear, but quite fizzy, what does not help at all. Deep dark coffee taste, with a note of deeply roasted coffee seeds. Leaves a sourly, bitter aftertaste. Lively carbonation, medium to full bodied, quite oily. To much bubbles to get a top score, but really impressive!
kamwitsta (553) - POLAND - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: some coffee and a little chocolate; there?s some bluntness to the aroma that I can?t quite isolate or name. Appearance: black; opaque; head medium, fine, stable. Taste: a little more bitter than sweet, slightly sour. Palate: body nearing full; carbonation average; mouth feel spicy; finish faint, bittersweet. Overall: feels portery to some degree. This would explain the high rating because much as this beer is fairly decent and almost enjoyable, I can frankly see no other rationale for it than the strange obsession ratebeer users seem to have with anything that smells remotely of coffee or chocolate.
adamnase (589) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,5 liter, Pours dark, almost black with a big tanned head, hints of coffee and red wine on the nose, palate is chocolate, then dry and burnt-bitter with a light umami note and a little coffee in the burnt-bitter finish. nice lager!
Garrold (5058) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Lidl. Clear, deep red. Thin, bubbly, sticky, tan head. Nose of chocolate malts. Dark fruit. Nutty milk chocolate. Hint of coffee. Hint of liquorice as it warms. Taste has a soft, brown sugar sweetness first off. Turns roasty dry and light bitter. Smooth mouthfeel. Nicely rounded. Fruity dry finish. I need to get back down to Lidl...